Category Archives: Financial Services

Finance Internship — A Gift that Keeps Giving

Climbing the corporate ladder requires one to gain a lot of experience, not only to get started, but also to obtain promotions. The former is often the greatest struggle for recent graduates at all levels (from high school to graduate … Continue reading

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Beneficial Career Prep Courses

The MMS program is known for its distinguished group of professors, but one of the many things that are less noticed are the pre-professional programs offered. Two events in particular are Training the Street and Crack the Case. These career … Continue reading

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First Month At My Dream Job

I mentioned in previous posts that I’d be working for Wells Fargo in Charlotte. While I was greatly looking forward to that position, my circumstances changed, and it was in my best interest to take another opportunity. The day after … Continue reading

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Get Your Foot in the Stock Market

If you’re anything like me, you’ve never really delved into the tangled mess that is the stock market – and you might consider yourself lucky. If you find yourself curious though, like I did, about how all of those scrolling … Continue reading

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Gaining Quantitative Skills

I come from a very non-quantitative background. I did international studies for my undergrad major, so there were no classes that required quantitative skills. One of the reasons I wanted to come to the MMS program was to increase my … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Join MMS

Attending the MMS program is one of the best (if not the best) decision I have made. I had no clue about the MMS program until after I scored well on the GMAT and researched one-year master’s programs in the … Continue reading

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Business in Africa Symposium

I recently attended the first symposium held by the newly formed MBA Business in Africa Club. The club’s focus is to prepare those with an interest in Africa for the business opportunities that exist there. The symposium,  called Innovation in … Continue reading

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Bubble Mentality

As a student, it’s easy to fall into what I like to call the “bubble mentality.” We live within the “bubble” of our academic lives, which revolve around academic work, while our social lives revolve around campus (and Facebook). It’s … Continue reading

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BB&T CEO Teaches Values-based Leadership

We recently welcomed John A. Allison, former Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, to campus. Hearing a speaker of Mr. Allison’s caliber is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Aspiring to build a career in financial services, I thought Allison’s views on leadership … Continue reading

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A Business Leader’s Philosophy

Former Bank President & CEO Shares Thoughts on Success John Allison, former president and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T Bank, came to speak to the MMS class this past Monday. Mr. Allison shared his thoughts and philosophy on business, and … Continue reading

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